New PDF release: Encountering the Mystery: Understanding Orthodox

By Patriarch Bartholomew

ISBN-10: 0385518137

ISBN-13: 9780385518130

As Ecumenical Patriarch, Bartholomew is the emblem of team spirit for the self-governing nationwide and ethnic Orthodox Christian church buildings in the course of the global. he's popular for his dedication to preserving the surroundings, and for commencing communications with different Christians in addition to with Muslims and different non secular teams. His efforts for elevating environmental understanding globally have earned him the name "Green Patriarch."

Written with own heat and nice erudition, Encountering the Mystery illuminates the wealthy tradition and soul of Orthodox Christianity. Bartholomew lines the roots of Orthodox Christianity to its founding thousand years in the past, explores its spirituality and doctrine, and explains its liturgy and artwork. extra specially, in a distinct and extraordinary method, he relates Orthodox Christianity to modern concerns, similar to freedom and human rights, social justice and globalization, in addition to nationalism and war.

With a contemporary rebirth of Orthodox Christian church buildings (particularly within the former Soviet Union and in other places in crucial and japanese Europe), there was nice curiosity in knowing this significant department of Christianity with its shut ties to the traditions of the early Church. As united states Today lately said, Orthodox Christian church buildings in the course of the nation are drawing converts attracted through the great thing about its liturgy and encouraged by means of its enduring theology. yet for the overall seeker, no matter what their historical past, Encountering the Mystery is a wealthy religious resource that attracts upon the knowledge of millennia.

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